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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Booti Booti National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 3.50pm

Applies from Mon 20 May 2024, 3.45pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 3.50pm.

Other incidents: Herbicide Spraying Operation Booti Booti National Park

A number of areas will be closed for an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 3rd June 2024 and Friday 28th June 2024. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be closed will be provided a week prior to spraying.

 

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush in Booti Booti National Park and some adjoining Crown Lands

 

The program is expected to take 5 to 10 days to complete, weather dependent.

 

The herbicide used is Metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone) spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by staff.

 

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

 

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
3 June 2024 Closed areas Cape Hawke Tower closed 3/6 - 30/6/24 Details

Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2024, 8.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 8.05am

Cape Hawke Tower in Booti Booti National Park will be closed within a date range of 08:00am Monday 3rd June 2024 to 23:59pm Sunday 30th June 2024 for maintenance.

Cape Hawke Road will be partial closed on Monday 3rd June 2024 for the day. McBrides Beach Carpark will still remain open on this day. Do not enter at any time - fines will apply for non compliance.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.07pm to Mon 17 Jun 2024, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 2.25pm

Other planned events: Fox and Wild Dog Trapping Program 3 June to 16 June 2024

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a fox and wild dog control program (soft-jaw foot-hold trapping) in Wallaroo National Park and Tilligerry State Conservation Area from 3 June 2024 to 16 June 2024.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Works are conducted in collaboration with Local Land Services and neighbouring landowners.

Signs will be placed at main entrances to the affected reserves. Park users should keep to the middle of trails and not interfere with traps.

Neighbours and park users are reminded that domestic pets are never permitted in these NPWS reserves.

Please contact the Hunter Coast NPWS office for more information on 02 4984 8255.

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Applies from Mon 22 Apr 2024, 12.44pm to Wed 12 Jun 2024, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 8.18am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Barakee National Park, Barrakee State Conservation Area, Biriwal Bulga National Park, Bugan Nature Reserve, Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park, Goonook Nature Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tapin Tops National Park and Wallamba Nature Reserve from the 4th May 2024 to the 12th May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on (02) 6591 0300

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.56pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach Track Closed

Wreck Beach Track is closed due to storm damage.

 

Upgrade works are commencing on Monday May 20th to re-establish visitor access to wreck beach.

 

For more information phone your local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.43pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.52pm

Safety alerts: Works occuring on Tomaree Headland

Contractors are undertaking maintenance and upgrade works on the visitor infrastructure on Tomaree Headland. Impacted Areas include:

- Tomaree Coastal Walk

- Tomaree Summit Walk

- WW2 Fortifications

- Connection Track

Access to Tomaree Summit will remain open during this time. Visitors are advised to acknowledge work-zone signage and follow directions from staff and contractors on site.

For more information phone the local NPWS office on; 02 4984 8200   

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.34pm to Thu 28 Nov 2024, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks Track closed until further notice

Ocean Rocks Track on Tomaree Head is closed beyond the picnic area until further notice.

 

The track has a highly unstable landslip. Please do not use this track under any circumstances.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200 

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 11.48am to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Notice of aerial spraying program in Crowdy Bay National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be spraying Bitou Bush by aerial application between Thursday 23 May and Friday 31 May in Crowdy Bay National Park. Some beaches, roads, headlands and walking tracks will be temporarily closed during the operation for public safety.

Bitou Bush will be sprayed with herbicide (Metsulfuron methyl) and the operation is expected to take 2 days to complete. The exact dates and times of closures will be subject to favourable weather conditions.

NPWS staff will be present and patrolling closed areas during the operation. The following closures will apply when operations are underway:

  • Dunbogan Beach/Diamond Head Beach, from the northern border of Crowdy Bay National Park to Geebung picnic area
  • Blackbutt picnic area
  • Cheese Tree picnic area
  • Geebung picnic area
  • Mermaid lookout walking track
  • Headland loop walking track
  • Kylies Beach/Crowdy Beach from south of Kylies Beach campground to Abbey Creek picnic area
  • Mermaid beach access
  • Figtree beach access

All Crowdy Bay campgrounds, Forest walking track and Metcalfes walking track will remain open. The southern most section of Diamond Head Beach and a section of northern Kylies Beach will remain open.

For further information, contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2024, 11.39am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 8.36am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

Alert Description: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program from 4 May 2024 to 12 May 2024 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park/State Conservation Area
  • Towarri National Park / Wingen Maid Nature Reserve / Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve/National Park
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve/State Conservation Area
  • Curracabundi National Park/State Conservation Area, Bretti Nature Reserve, Mernot Nature Reserve, Watchimbark Nature Reserve, Woko National Park, Monkeycot Nature Reserve, Coneac State Conservation Area, Camels Hump Nature Reserve, Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at authorised entrances to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and most other NPWS managed land. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone Office on 02 6540 2300 for more information.

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2024, 6.00am to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.54am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program in Crowdy Bay National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from 20th May 2024 to 7th June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals.

The program will take place in Crowdy Bay National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially koalas and other threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Port Macquarie NPWS office for more information on 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2024, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek Road repairs

Road works have begun on Ferny Creek Road and Ferny creek campground access trail. The closure will remian in place due to inclement weather and will re-open as soon as the trail is safe to do so.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 1.56pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Dawson River Walking Track - Closed for Repairs

Dawson River Walking Track is closed for bridge repairs from 10th January 2024 to 30th June 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 20 Mar 2024, 3.23pm to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 1.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 8.06am

Safety alerts: Dangerous sea and unsafe swimming conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at unpatrolled beaches in Tomaree National Park. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming at several locations within the park.

Many of the beaches are remote, unpatrolled and have dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

NPWS recommends swimming at patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags at the following locations:

- Fingal Beach

- One Mile Beach

- Anna Bay

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely

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Applies from Wed 13 Mar 2024, 7.36am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 7.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 6.11pm

Closed parks: The Glen Road closed for essential landslip stabilisation

The Glen Road will be closed from Tuesday 21st May to Thursday 30th June 2024 to allow contractors to undertake essential landslip stabilisation, bridge repairs and road works. The closure has been put in place for the safety of both visitors and the contractors. The planned works and this closure may be weather dependant. 

 

NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. 

 

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office on 6538 5300. 

 

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2024, 1.18pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2024, 12.26pm

Other planned events: Yacaaba Headland walking track upgrade

NPWS is upgrading Yacaaba Headland walking track in Myall Lakes National Park between March and August 2024 to address extensive erosion and risks to public safety. The track will remain open for the majority of the upgrade. Please follow safety signs and stay out of construction and revegetation areas. Check this alert for updates before your visit.

For further information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or via email.

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.39pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground closed

Ferny Creek campground is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Fri 29 Dec 2023, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 9.27am

Safety alerts: Dangerous water conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming here.

The beach is remote, unpatrolled and has dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited here - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

SWIM BETWEEN THE RED AND YELLOW FLAGS AT BIRUBI POINT SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB AT ANNA BAY.

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2024, 7.21am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campground access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Mungo track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage.

Walkers on the Mungo Track can take the detour at Mungo Brush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km. Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to re-join the Mungo track.

For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 10.36am

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

The Box Beach access road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance. For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Little River trail closed due to storm damage

Little River trail in Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park is closed until further notice due to significant storm damage. NPWS is working on repairing the damage as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 May 2024, 7.44am

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692 or follow the link below.

https://barringtoncoast.com.au/directory/bretti-reserve 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-geography-exploring-rainforest-booti-booti-national-park/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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